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Old 09-08-2009, 07:14 PM   #46
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Default My humble submission for certification

I would like to submit my MONIK Balls for the certification process. This is actually my first attempt at true MONIK Balls, but at several BBQ events we have done many a meatball, just without the baconny goodness. However, back to my submission.

Here are the fixins for the MONIK Balls and some ABTs as well.

The shrimp on the board is for the ABT's. Just some good beef meatballs and genuine pork bacon for the MONIK Balls. I added a simple rub just before putting them on the grill.

Here are the prepared MOINK Balls. Please ignore the Weight Watchers scale, its the wife's.

On the grill, since the smoker died. Got some oak and lump going. Did indirect heat for a little over an hour, about 275 or so.

And here are the results, with a few ABTs on the side and some sauce for those who felt it necessary.

As further testimony, I took these in to my office to share with my co-workers. Thankfully no vegetarians were at the office today and not a single negative or critical word was uttered, until they were gone. One of the guys who works for me bit into his MOINK Ball, looked at me and said "I don't want to finish this. I just want to keep it with me forever". I finally convinced him that I could make more and it would be alright to finish that one and even have another.

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Old 09-09-2009, 07:16 AM   #47
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Default Request for Certification MOINK Balls

I am attempting to submit my information for certification.

Attached is a picture of the basics,


seasoned MOINK balls, and the grill.

I used Kingsford with a stick of green wild cherry.


I didn't put any sauce on the balls but I offered several different sides.

I'm afraid they cooked quicker than I expected. A few turned out crisp.

Still we ate them all in about 10 minutes.

Thank you for a great idea.
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:42 PM   #48
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My Daughter and I are applying for our MOINK Cert! We used pre-made all beef meatballs, wrapped in hardwood smoked bacon, dusted in Bovine Bold, slow cooked for one hour then heat raised to crisp the bacon, Sauced with Sweet Baby Rays.

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Old 09-11-2009, 10:45 AM   #49
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Old 09-12-2009, 05:35 PM   #50
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Default MOINK ball certification request

I had some wally-world meatballs, and some Maple-leaf bacon.

After wrapping them, I put Popdaddys Butt Glitter on them.

Just a small batch on the UDS using RO briquettes, and apple wood.
They piggy-backed (pardon the pun) my brisky.

I left them on when the brisket went to rest.
1 1/2 hours at 250F

Served as is. A great mid afternoon snack.
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:13 PM   #51
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This is my first attempt at MOINK BALLS, if I would have used store bought mbs my Italian grandmother haunt me. Cooked for about an hour think they could have used a little more crispin' over direct heat. Cert or no cert it's ok, take care of your mom first Larry and btw thanks for your help on posting.
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:54 PM   #52
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Default Request for MOINK Ball certification

Here is my submission for MOINK Ball certification.

Used Fast Fixin frozen beef meatballs, Bar S bacon, Yardbird rub, Head Country & Blues Hog sauces. Smoked over lump and cherry wood.

Finished MOINK Balls.
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:07 PM   #53
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With respect to th IMBAS, we hereby offer our MOINK Ball for certification for southwest Missouri. The following was served to my local Sertoma Club (we support our local Boys & Girls Clubs) Total cook was approximately 180 MOINK Ball and 60 people devoured them rather quickly. The following are some pics of our progress. I request certification for a MOINK Ball certification re represent the BBQ Brethen in Southwest Missouri. Gawd, I love this site!!!
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:31 AM   #54
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Default MOINK Ball certification PLEASE

I would like to enter for MOINK Ball certification is my entry.

Thnaks Jules
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Old 09-28-2009, 04:10 PM   #55
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OK, rather than add overhead to the site, I'll just link my MOINK certification request. Mine are the 5th photo down here

They were Sam's Club meatballs, Oscar Mayer bacon (on sale 2 for 5 bucks!) Yardbird rub, and Sweet Baby Rays sauce. Got no photos of them off the Egg because they disappeared before the camera was ready
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Old 09-29-2009, 01:34 AM   #56
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I beg the courts indulgence for not having petitioned this honourable assemblage earlier. I had been under the impression that only prepared frozen meatball could be submitted for judgment to this most august organization. Having been informed by another Brethren, this was no longer the case, I have taken it upon myself to place this petition before you for your findings.

I hereby request that the following photographs be placed into evidence, as exhibits 1 thru 8, and that they further serve in the certification process verifying myself, Marc A Leone, sole proprietor and chef of "The Life of Brine" competition BBQ team (Backyard Burners) as an OFFICIALLY Certified MOINK Ball Maker, pursuant to the rules, regulations and guidelines, as set forth and implemented by the governing body of the International MOINK Ball Appreciation Society (IMBAS).

Exhibit I; Ground beef, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, red pepper powder, green onions, egg and bread crumbs:

Exhibit II; The above ingredient were then hand mixed and rolled in balls, the approximate size of a golf-ball:

Exhibit III; These balls were then wrapped in a 1/2 length piece of hardwood smoked bacon. The bacon was then secured to the balls with small reed skewers:

Exhibit IV; The assembled and skewered balls were then dusted with a proprietary blend of spices:

Exhibit V; The dusted balls were then transferred to my Brinkmann Smoke N Grill, also known as ECB (El Cheapo Brinkmann), along with some Armadillo Eggs and ABT's (Atomic Buffalo Turds) which in reality had no ABT (Anal Burn Time):

Exhibit VI; The ECB is portrayed at work, with a few chunks of hickory. The balls were smoked at a temperature of approximately 230* for 1 1/2 hours. The heat was then increased to approximately 265* to crisp up the bacon for approximately 30 minutes. Additional hot coals were added to achieve this and the water pan was removed:

Exhibit VII; The balls were then glazed in a proprietary sauce and allowed to set for 15 minutes before removal. Here they are seen along side there cousins the Armadillo Eggs:

Exhibit VIII; The plated balls, Armadillo Eggs and ABT's set out for dinner along with some curried chicken, rice and watermelon.

The petitioner requests that the evidence submitted be reviewed by the governing body of IMBAS and if deemed worthy, the bacon wrapped meatballs be OFFICIALLY Certified as MOINK Balls and the petitioner be immediately and forever known as an OFFICIALLY Certified MOINK Ball Maker.

The petitioner thanks you for your time.
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:34 PM   #57
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Default MOINK Ball Certification

Here is my submission for the MOINK Ball certification. I used Mama Lucia's "Italian Style Meatballs". I glazed them with my own Mango Mint sauce. Here is the pron to prove it :)

Please let me know if you require anything else.
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:04 PM   #58
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Default My official MOINK Ball Certification Request -

I would like to become MOINK BALL Certificated. Attached you will find my photos of how I created the best tasting MOINK BALLS I have ever made.
First I used Rosina Italian style meat balls, Hickory Springs bacon and Plowboys Yardbird Rub for the seasoning. I then basted them in a mixture of Blues Hog BBq Sauce thinned down with a bit of honey and Pinapple juice. Once the MOINKS came out of the pit, I dipped them in the same BBq mixture. I hope my technique meets your strict criteria for the making of MOINK BALLS.


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Old 10-06-2009, 12:07 AM   #59
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Trying again for certification....

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Old 10-06-2009, 12:14 AM   #60
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Okay, Paul they look good but it appears you wrapped the bacon clockwise and it's suppose to be counter clockwise...

I am no longer bite me Shane.

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